Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery is used to repair droopy eyelids! Typically, as you age, your eyelids stretch, and the muscles supporting them weaken. Consequently, excessive fat can collect above and below your eyelids. This causes sagging eyebrows, droopy upper lids, and bags under your eyes. Blepharoplasty is a procedure that can repair these issues by removing excess skin, muscle, and fat.

The essence of the surgical procedure is to remove the extra skin and fat tissue and get rid of the hooding that happens in the upper lid and also the bags that have formed in the lower lid.

Your vision

Severely sagging skin can reduce your peripheral vision, especially the upper and outer parts of your field of vision. It can also make you appear a lot older than you are. Blepharoplasty can decrease or even eliminate any vision problems that you are encountering due to sagging eyelids. It can also make your eyes look younger and more alert.

Is Blepharoplasty Right for you?

If droopy or sagging eyelids prevent your eyes from opening completely or are pulling down your lower eyelids, then removing the excess tissue from your upper eyelids could help improve your vision.
Do you have?

  • Droopy or baggy upper eyelids
  • Excess skin on your upper eyelids that is interfering with your peripheral vision
  • Excessive skin on your lower eyelids
  • Bags under your eyes/li>

But before you go ahead with this procedure, you will need to speak with your doctor and undergo a thorough assessment and evaluation of some of the risks involved with this type of surgery.

What are the risks?

There can be added factors to consider if you are of Asian heritage because of the unique structure of the eyelids in some Asian groups, which can mean the surgery results may not be as visible compared with those from other ethnic groups.

This surgery can also cause some scarring and dry irritated eyes, skin discoloration, injury to the eye muscles, and temporary blurred vision, or in some scarce instances, loss of eyesight. If you are a smoker, refraining from the habit before surgery can help with the healing process after surgery because smoking can interfere with the healing process and, in some instances, can even increase the risk of complications.

What to Expect

Before scheduling blepharoplasty surgery, your surgeon will meet you and conduct a physical examination to determine whether surgery is right for you. Your surgeon will decide which type of anesthesia is going to be needed for the surgery. Blepharoplasty is usually performed as an outpatient, which means local anesthesia is used to numb your eyelids and the area around your eyes. You will possibly also be given a sedative that will help you relax during the procedure.

However, if your surgeon feels that the surgery you need is going to be a bit more complicated, they will want to use general anesthesia. Yet, even if this is the case, you will still generally be seen as an outpatient with no need for an overnight stay.

Preparing for Blepharoplasty

Your doctor will give you some guidelines that you will need to follow before your surgery, which will probably include stopping eating or drinking from midnight on the day of your surgery. They may also ask that you only take necessary medication the morning of your surgery.